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Freeze cooked kale?

Thank you paulj. I wasn't clear in my last post...

I've eaten store-bought frozen greens and they're yummy enough, but I'm really interested now in how my excellent Southern-seasoned, slow-cooked greens would taste after I freeze/thaw the leftovers... :)

Aug 27, 2012
rogueKitty in Home Cooking

Freeze cooked kale?

I'm so curious: any post-frozen kale stories? How did the texture hold up after thawing and heating?

Aug 26, 2012
rogueKitty in Home Cooking

Desperately Seeking Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Pancake Mix

"For me what was special about the AJ Buckwheat mix was the robust flavor. Those other mixes that you have mentioned do not use whole grain. You might as well be eating plain pancake mix."

Hear, hear! SO well said.

Apr 23, 2011
rogueKitty in Washington DC & Baltimore

Desperately Seeking Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Pancake Mix

'Checked recently on our AJ Buckwheat Mix status -- and... here's Jessica's latest missive:

Gabrielle and Friends:

Thanks for following up with us here at Aunt Jemima. I'm sorry to disappoint you and the other Buckwheat Pancake Mix lovers, but we haven't come out with any plans to reintroduce it at this time.

I'll be sure to let our sales and marketing teams know that you're all still hoping for a comeback. Again, while I can't make any promises, I assure you that feedback from our fans is valuable and we'll keep your comments on record for the future.

I'm sorry that I didn't have better news for you and your fellow Chowhound members, Gabrielle. Though we do hope that you and your friends can enjoy some of our other great Aunt Jemima Mixes as well.

Jessica
Quaker Consumer Relations
A Division of PepsiCo
Ref# 027319893B

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'Not encouraging news at present, but things can always change...

Apr 20, 2011
rogueKitty in Washington DC & Baltimore

Desperately Seeking Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Pancake Mix

Oh, MikeR, and the rest of you, don't give up. There's always hope for a change in even the most dire of prognoses; there are also more roads to OZ than that yellow brick one. We should take them.

When I opened my inbox this morning, I found the following reply from Quaker Consumer Relations (one road):

Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed our Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Pancake Mix and reaching out to us on behalf of your fellow Chowhound forum friends. We're sorry we've disappointed all of you by discontinuing it.

As you know, there are many reasons why we may discontinue a product, although it's usually due to low sales volume on a national scale. Unfortunately, we don't have any direct control over which products the store managers decide to stock on their shelves, so when too many stores nationwide choose to stop carrying a certain item, it becomes very difficult for us to continue making and selling -- even if it had been selling well in certain stores or regions. However, this isn't a decision we took lightly and we regret the disappointment it has caused to loyal fans like yourself.

I'm sharing your comments and pleas with our sales and marketing teams to let them know how much you'd like to see Aunt Jemima Buckwheat mix return to the shelves. While we never know what the future will bring, I'll be sure to share your idea for reintroducing it again. After all, feedback from our fans is very important to us.

We appreciate your loyalty to our Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Pancake & Waffle Mix, Gabriella. Thanks for letting us know how we could be better meeting your needs and preferences.

Jessica
Quaker Consumer Relations
A Division of PepsiCo
Ref# 027319893A

Oct 12, 2010
rogueKitty in Washington DC & Baltimore

Desperately Seeking Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Pancake Mix

I've just left the following appeal on the Aunt Jemima site:

Buckwheat Pancake Mix:

In a Chowhound forum -- http://bit.ly/chowhoundForum -- I read a couple of responses from AJ regarding the discontinuance of the buckwheat pancake mix, so I am aware of your reasons for disappointing hundreds of thousands of loyal fans of AJ buckwheat pancakes -- like me.

Thus, I am writing to plead our case on another level. It may not be worth your time/money to continue to distribute our breakfast ambrosia on a mass scale, but I would wager a hefty sum that if you resumed the buckwheat pancake line IN LIMITED QUANTITIES and for an escalated price even, we fans would more than justify your efforts. It could be a Premium Americana Nostalgia item, or some such hype. It could even be seasonal! Or annual.(?) As the Chowhound forum thread confirms, we're not picky; we're desperate!

Case in point: here in Nevada, at Von's (Safeway), I bought a box of Hodgson Mill Buckwheat Pancake Mix this week for $6.09! Yep. I paid that -- and I've never even tried that mix before. I have a feeling I'll be disappointed because it isn't AJ, but there it is. Sure, I could take your suggestion and go out and buy some dark buckwheat flour and your regular pancake mix and McGuyver up something, but that isn't the same, is it? Your suggestion makes me feel like an AJ pancake stepchild who doesn't warrant the real thing...

Here's a question: what could it hurt to try a "pilot" buckwheat pancake mix resurrection program and sell those limited quantities in certain sections of the country to see how it goes? I guarantee that we pancake lovers who are NOT in those privileged sections will duplicate what happened in the Chowhound thread last year: we'll be ordering from other customers! The BW pancake mix will sell out!

I know I am but one voice in the breakfast wilderness, but I represent many.

Oct 11, 2010
rogueKitty in Washington DC & Baltimore

What do you like to do with left over pie crust?

I roll the dough flat, cut it into strips, then braid or twist the strips into spirals; butter, sugar, and cinnamon them and call them (very cleverly) "dough twisties," or "flaties!" (Ha ha!) They really are dough-licious!

Dec 27, 2009
rogueKitty in Home Cooking

Nonstick vs. Stainless Steel

I heartily confirm the non-stick benefits of salt and oil on stainless steel...!

The way I learned it, the oil is heated to smoke level, then a couple of tablespoons of salt are added, followed by serious rubbing. Discard the salt with a paper towel and voila! You have your seasoned, non-stick pan! No water after that should touch the SS, just an oil and paper towel wipe-down after use -- like a regular seasoned pan. (Stick to lower heat.)

'Works beautifully; I love it!

Dec 08, 2009
rogueKitty in Cookware